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Linda Watson-Brown

Linda Watson-Brown - Ghostwriter

Scotland, United Kingdom

I'm a UK-based ghostwriter with over 10 years of experience writing private commissions and bestselling titles with major publishers.

Overview

I'm ghost writer and fiction writer based in the UK. I work on commercial projects with major publishers and have written a number of bestselling titles. My most recently published book - 'Letters to Sarah' by Sara Payne - was a Sunday Times bestseller in the first week of sales, with Sara appearing on all major UK TV channels and radio stations. She was featured in many magazines, the book serialised nationally, and a one-hour prime time documentary aired. Film companies are currently expressing interest in the book, and future projects are planned together.

My next book - due to be published at the end of August 2017 - will, again, be covered extensively by the British media, with interviews already conducted by Radio 5Live, BBC Newsnight, and many print media.

Before I started helping others to tell their stories, I was a journalist, working with most national UK newspapers and many magazines. I moved into ghost writing when it became clear that there were many people who had a great deal to say, but limited opportunities for them to be heard.

My first book - 'The Step Child' - was a global bestseller. From this point, I realised that it was fantastic privilege to be given the chance to help others speak out. I am particularly interested in memoirs which give a voice to the silenced, to those who have been oppressed and held back, but who now want to ensure the world hears their story. I have been lucky enough to work with many many publishers on books which cover everything from abuse survival to family issues, from psychic guides to animal adventures, from business ideas to lifestyle guides.

Although I have always written, before journalism and ghosting, I was a university lecturer, and am still interested in political topics, particularly those of gender and sexual politics. I have written university textbooks and research papers, conference presentations and inaugural speeches, publicity material and columns, newspaper features and leader pieces.

I am happy to discuss any ghost writing project and able to respond very quickly to enquiries.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

Work experience

Ghost writer and author

Self-employed
April, 2005 – Present (over 12 years)

Ghost writer and author with over ten years experience. Currently working on two book projects with major UK publishers and developing a novel under my own name.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Love Hurts: The True Story of a Life Destroyed

Jeff Randall

'A few seconds ago, I wanted to die. Now I know the reality is I just don't want to live. I never have from the moment I started falling, twenty-one and a half years ago. I'm alive. Shit.'Jeff Randall originally wrote his memoir by hand, the ink spattering on the page whenever he was writing about something painful and looping beautifully whenever he was recalling happier moments. He wrote it ... read more

'A few seconds ago, I wanted to die. Now I know the reality is I just don't want to live. I never have from the moment I started falling, twenty-one and a half years ago. I'm alive. Shit.'Jeff Randall originally wrote his memoir by hand, the ink spattering on the page whenever he was writing about something painful and looping beautifully whenever he was recalling happier moments. He wrote it ... read more

What Daddy Did: The shocking true story of a little girl betrayed

Donna Ford

In this haunting and frank account, Donna Ford, bestselling author of The Step Child, returns to the horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother. As a tiny girl of five, and for six long years, Donna was physically, mentally and sexually abused. She was starved, beaten and 'loaned out' to neighbours who raped and molested her ... and throughout her father stood by and did nothin... read more

In this haunting and frank account, Donna Ford, bestselling author of The Step Child, returns to the horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepmother. As a tiny girl of five, and for six long years, Donna was physically, mentally and sexually abused. She was starved, beaten and 'loaned out' to neighbours who raped and molested her ... and throughout her father stood by and did nothin... read more

Never a Mother to Me

Tracy Black

In her first book, Never a Hero to Me, Tracy Black told the horrific story of how her father, a respected Army man, was in fact a heartless paedophile who convinced Tracy that her mother's health was completely dependent on her willingness to be abused. In her new book, Tracy continues her shocking story by telling how her mother closed her eyes to the cruelty, treating her little girl with co... read more

In her first book, Never a Hero to Me, Tracy Black told the horrific story of how her father, a respected Army man, was in fact a heartless paedophile who convinced Tracy that her mother's health was completely dependent on her willingness to be abused. In her new book, Tracy continues her shocking story by telling how her mother closed her eyes to the cruelty, treating her little girl with co... read more

An Angel Walked Beside Me: Amazing stories of children who touch the other side

Joan Charles

Renowned psychic Joan Charles reveals stories from her twenty-five years as a spiritual communicator. Looking in detail at the amazing psychic abilities of children, both passed and on this plane, Joan shares tales of love and loss, and secrets and lies, which go far beyond our Earthly experience.Joan had her first experience of the spiritual world at the age of four. One night, struggling to ... read more

Renowned psychic Joan Charles reveals stories from her twenty-five years as a spiritual communicator. Looking in detail at the amazing psychic abilities of children, both passed and on this plane, Joan shares tales of love and loss, and secrets and lies, which go far beyond our Earthly experience.Joan had her first experience of the spiritual world at the age of four. One night, struggling to ... read more

Little Girl Left Behind

Sheena Harrison

From the age of three Sheena Harrison was brought up by her grandmother whilst her own mother, Kathleen, sought work in America. Kathleen later returned for her daughter, but her mother refused to hand her over, saying Sheena had settled into her new home. She left once more for the States, believing that Sheena would be loved, cared for and kept safe. What she did not know was that Granny Mor... read more

From the age of three Sheena Harrison was brought up by her grandmother whilst her own mother, Kathleen, sought work in America. Kathleen later returned for her daughter, but her mother refused to hand her over, saying Sheena had settled into her new home. She left once more for the States, believing that Sheena would be loved, cared for and kept safe. What she did not know was that Granny Mor... read more

Casper the Commuting Cat: The True Story of the Cat who Rode the Bus and Stole our Hearts

Susan Finden

Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on 11-mile journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner, Susan Finden, had wondered where her elusive pet was disappearing to each day, Casper was brightening the lives of countless commuters as they went about their business. Bus drivers, too, wer... read more

Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on 11-mile journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner, Susan Finden, had wondered where her elusive pet was disappearing to each day, Casper was brightening the lives of countless commuters as they went about their business. Bus drivers, too, wer... read more

Groomed: An uncle who went too far. A mother who didn't care. A little girl who waited for justice.

Laurie Matthew

In this powerful and honest memoir, Laurie Matthew takes the reader with her as she revisits her childhood in 1950s and 1960s Dundee. Raised in a home which consisted of an emotionally neglectful and physically violent mother, a distant father, a chronically sick brother and a sister she needed to protect, the only ray of light in little Laurie's life came from the man who would return home fr... read more

In this powerful and honest memoir, Laurie Matthew takes the reader with her as she revisits her childhood in 1950s and 1960s Dundee. Raised in a home which consisted of an emotionally neglectful and physically violent mother, a distant father, a chronically sick brother and a sister she needed to protect, the only ray of light in little Laurie's life came from the man who would return home fr... read more

The Angel Whisperer: Incredible Stories of Hope and Love from the Angels

Kyle Gray

From the age of four, Angel Whisperer Kyle Gray has been blessed by the presence of angels who stood alongside him as he developed his talents to become the UK’s youngest professional psychic medium at the age of sixteen. In this book, Kyle takes the reader on an emotional and uplifting journey into the world of angels, and reveals his own beautiful and inspiring story of learning to communica... read more

From the age of four, Angel Whisperer Kyle Gray has been blessed by the presence of angels who stood alongside him as he developed his talents to become the UK’s youngest professional psychic medium at the age of sixteen. In this book, Kyle takes the reader on an emotional and uplifting journey into the world of angels, and reveals his own beautiful and inspiring story of learning to communica... read more

The Step Child: A true story of a broken childhood

Donna Ford, Linda Watson-Brown

The true story of Donna Ford, who between the ages of five and eleven was abused by her stepmother Helen. Labelled 'the bastard', the 'little witch' and 'the evil one'; beaten, isolated and afraid to even look at her own reflection, this beautiful little child was told she was lucky to be the victim of abuse - abuse which began as physical and mental, but progressed to the most appalling sexua... read more

The true story of Donna Ford, who between the ages of five and eleven was abused by her stepmother Helen. Labelled 'the bastard', the 'little witch' and 'the evil one'; beaten, isolated and afraid to even look at her own reflection, this beautiful little child was told she was lucky to be the victim of abuse - abuse which began as physical and mental, but progressed to the most appalling sexua... read more

Please Will Someone Help Me?

Sophie Young

Sophie Young tells her shocking true story in Please Will Someone Help Me?Sophie Young was born into a dysfunctional family, with a violent mother and father. Sophie was routinely neglected and harmed, starved and left to fend for herself. Social workers were often involved but, despite numerous visits and extensive reports, nothing was ever done.When Sophie was six, her life took another horr... read more

Sophie Young tells her shocking true story in Please Will Someone Help Me?Sophie Young was born into a dysfunctional family, with a violent mother and father. Sophie was routinely neglected and harmed, starved and left to fend for herself. Social workers were often involved but, despite numerous visits and extensive reports, nothing was ever done.When Sophie was six, her life took another horr... read more

Miracle

Amanda Leask

Snatched from the streets of Thailand, loaded onto a truck with hundreds of other stolen dogs and destined for the restaurants of Hanoi, Miracle the dog shouldn’t be alive today. But an incredible rescue led to a fateful meeting with Amanda Leask, a dog lover from Scotland. Devastated by Miracle’s plight and the hopelessness of his situation, she knew she had to do everything in her power to s... read more

Snatched from the streets of Thailand, loaded onto a truck with hundreds of other stolen dogs and destined for the restaurants of Hanoi, Miracle the dog shouldn’t be alive today. But an incredible rescue led to a fateful meeting with Amanda Leask, a dog lover from Scotland. Devastated by Miracle’s plight and the hopelessness of his situation, she knew she had to do everything in her power to s... read more

Who Are You?: With one click she found her perfect man. And he found his perfect victim. A true story of the ultimate deception.

Megan Henley, Linda Watson Brown

A dramatic and terrifying memoir of a ‘catfish’ scenario - when a woman meets a man online but nothing is what it seems.25-year-old Megan Henley put her five-year-old daughter to bed one evening and switched on her laptop. A Facebook ‘friend request’ seemed to be genuine. There were a few common friends and very similar interests, so Megan accepted.With that one simple act, she changed her lif... read more

A dramatic and terrifying memoir of a ‘catfish’ scenario - when a woman meets a man online but nothing is what it seems.25-year-old Megan Henley put her five-year-old daughter to bed one evening and switched on her laptop. A Facebook ‘friend request’ seemed to be genuine. There were a few common friends and very similar interests, so Megan accepted.With that one simple act, she changed her lif... read more

Letters to Sarah - A Child Lost Forever, A Mother's Grief and a Love That Will Never Die

Sara Payne

'It has been seventeen years since you went missing, princess. It has been twenty-five years since you were born. There have been too many Christmases without you . . . 'In the summer of 2000, schoolgirl Sarah Payne went missing from a beach where she played with her siblings. The nation waited with her whole family as the search for the little girl touched the hearts of everyone in the countr... read more

'It has been seventeen years since you went missing, princess. It has been twenty-five years since you were born. There have been too many Christmases without you . . . 'In the summer of 2000, schoolgirl Sarah Payne went missing from a beach where she played with her siblings. The nation waited with her whole family as the search for the little girl touched the hearts of everyone in the countr... read more

Please, Let Me Go - The Horrific True Story of a Girl's Life In The Hands of Sex Traffickers

Caitlin Spencer

‘I was trapped.I’d been raped so many times, abused by hundreds, if not thousands. They could have left every door open and it would have made no difference. And I always came back –they always brought me back.’From the age of 14, Caitlin was controlled, raped, sold and passed on to new gangs across the UK over and over again. Her abusers were blatant in their attacks upon her, often collectin... read more

‘I was trapped.I’d been raped so many times, abused by hundreds, if not thousands. They could have left every door open and it would have made no difference. And I always came back –they always brought me back.’From the age of 14, Caitlin was controlled, raped, sold and passed on to new gangs across the UK over and over again. Her abusers were blatant in their attacks upon her, often collectin... read more

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